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Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm PST
africa tomorrow for nelson mandela. security extra tight. crews have been working to install bulletproof gas as well as the final touches at a stadium in johannesburg. president obama will lead a handful of world leaders to pay tribute to the former south african president. one of mandela's daughters met well wishers this evening outside her father's home. she gave out candles while hugging some of the thousands who gathered there. >> i mean, like, we're obviously very sad. a small gesture to thank people for all the support, the prayers. this is a difficult time. >> after the memorial, mandela's body will lie in state for three days. his burial will take place sunday where he was born. nbc will broadcast tomorrow's memorial service live right here on nbc bay area starting at 1:00 a.m. >>> a man got an unexpected layover on his way to los angeles. we do mean layover. tom wagner boarded a united express flight at louisiana friday and expected to land in houston and board another plane to los angeles. he said he fell asleep and woke up in a dark, empty plane. finding the door locked, he us
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
continues to grow since his death yesterday. today, south africa's president released the first information on how mandela will be honored. after ten days of national mourning, a state funeral will be held. president and mrs. obama are among those scheduled to attend along with every living u.s. president and various other leaders from around the world. mandela will be buried december 15th in a private service in the village where he grew up. nbc bay area's joe rosato jr. shows us how mandela is being remembered by a few people here in the bay area who played a small role in mandela's effort to end apartheid. >> reporter: there are many pictures in the collection of reverend cecile williams but the one he counts as his most precious is the photo of him with nelson mandela. >> that picture you see of me speaking from after greeting him at that particular point is a picture that i cherish. >> reporter: the picture was taken during mandela's 1990 visit to the oakland coliseum four months after released from prison. williams was there to greet him. >> i was just so, so overcome by t
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